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Brookfield Office buys Four World Financial Center
CTV.caNovember 1, 2011

In a related development, Brookfield has a deal to lease 767000 square feet of office space at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan to Bank of America. "Renewing Bank of America/Merrill Lynch for a sizable amount of space at the World ...more »

'We need new laws against cyber crime' says security specialist NCC Group
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The government needs to draft in new legislation to combat the growing threat of cyber crime to businesses and public sector organisations. That is the view of the boss of Manchester security specialist NCC Group, who reacted to warnings from Iain ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Personal Finance: Marriage is taxing for same-sex couples
ReutersNovember 11, 2011

"Not to submit but to use it as a worksheet so that you are bringing the correct income information onto a joint state return," says Ed Walsh, spokesperson for the state Department of Taxation and Finance. Some same-sex spouses, however, ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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The Top Ten Threats to Google
ForbesNovember 15, 2011

It also could increase Google's antirust risk of a Sherman Section 2 monopolization case from US law enforcement given the DOJ's Google Books antitrust objections. Viacom sued Google-YouTube for $1b in damages for an “illegal business model” and ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Video: Heated meeting of DABC officials released, audit reveals possible felonies
KSL-TVNovember 4, 2011

Richard Sperry accused Francine Giani of wanting "to conspire with the governor's office" to keep information from the commission and said she was required by law to keep the commission "fully informed." Sperry said the first time he realized the ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop On Herman Cain (The Note)
ABC News (blog)November 2, 2011

“The IRS has actually gone from a tax collection agency to a taxpayer harassment agency,” Perry said. “On top of the high taxes, Americans pay almost $400 billion to just file their taxes each year. The word, or I should say the phrase, 'IRS audit' may ...more »

Property Taxes
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Tonight: Public Hearing on Elderly, Disabled and Veterans Tax Relief
Patch.comNovember 1, 2011

The credit amount is calculated by the local assessor and applied by the tax collector to the applicant's real property tax bill. Currently the East Haven is providing that benefit to nearly 600 residents at the rate of $400 per household, according to ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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BIR urges professionals to be tax law compliant
Philippine Information AgencyNovember 14, 2011

9 (PIA) --Revenue District Officer (RDO) of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Zamboanga Sibugay, Monib Dimakuta, urged professionals to comply with tax laws and file their income tax correctly and on time. According to Dimakuta, he is putting on ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Retailers Urge Super Committee to Help States by Closing Sales Tax Loophole
Sacramento BeeNovember 2, 2011

John Conyers (D-MI) would sanction a 24-state compact called the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, providing these states with authority to require collection on remote sales. Senators Durbin, Enzi, and Alexander are also working on a ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tax cap pressures work rules in contracts
Albany Times UnionNovember 2, 2011

(Paul Buckowski / Times Union) ALBANY -- Now that there is a 2 percent property tax cap in the state, towns, counties and school districts need to see changes in work rules that govern labor contracts between municipalities and public sector unions, ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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De Lima expects Ligots to come out after long weekend
GMANews.TVNovember 1, 2011

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is expecting former military comptroller Jacinto Ligot and his wife Erlinda, both facing tax evasion charges, to emerge after the four-day-long weekend at the earliest. De Lima said it would be possible that the first ...more »

International Taxation
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Tax cap pressures work rules in contracts
Albany Times UnionNovember 2, 2011

(Paul Buckowski / Times Union) ALBANY -- Now that there is a 2 percent property tax cap in the state, towns, counties and school districts need to see changes in work rules that govern labor contracts between municipalities and public sector unions, ...more »

Tax Planning
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Compliance will keep TERs high: Schroders
FT AdviserNovember 4, 2011

As well as UK and European fund regulation, Mr Stoakley said the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) being introduced in the US would further increase costs. Under the act, fund managers and platforms must prove to the US Internal Revenue ...more »

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